European Nations Move to Stop Divorce Shopping

Aug 8, 2012 by

Couples in 14 different European countries will soon be able to choose the divorce laws that will apply to them under a new system of cooperation introduced last year after justice ministers in Luxembourg reached an agreement to stabilize divorce law across the 27 EU member states. The European parliament has yet to rule on the agreement, but Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia and Spain have all signed on...

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Death & Divorce in Turkey

Aug 8, 2012 by

Despite national campaigns, political condemnation and legal reforms, a recent meeting in Turkey uncovered the shocking statistic that the murder rate of women in that nation had skyrocketed by 1,400% between 2002 and 2009. The statistic recently revealed by the Turkish Justice Ministry has put new focus on the government’s spotty record of supporting women’s rights to marriage and divorce. Even though Turkish women’s groups and the European Union (EU) have acknowledged recent...

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